Saturday, November 19, 2016

Quilt Petite Blog Tour

Hello! Today is my stop on the Quilt Petite Blog Tour celebrating the beautiful new book by my friend Sedef Imer of Down Grapevine Lane.

I have loved Sedef's work for a long time. Her book has the sweetest projects with such pretty pictures. She is such a talented lady and I am so happy that she wrote a book to share that talent with all of us.

The projects are adorable. There are mini quilts, pillows and home goods.  It was fun choosing what to make for the blog hop and I know I'll be making things from the book for gifts too.
I loved this quilt from the book. Isn't it the sweetest?!

I've been making a stash of pillows this past year, or trying to at least, and I thought I'd take the "bakery" block from the quilt and turn it into a pillow.
The directions were clear for the piecing and the templates were great.Of course,  I love using the free motion applique technique on this project.

I tried to make bakery nearly identical to Sedef's bakery in the book because I thought it was just perfect and I loved the colors she used. I was happy to use some of her pretty Sweet Orchard fabric.

I was going to use pom-poms for the edge of the pillow but decided to use this cute older Lecien polka dot print to make a ruffle instead. Doesn't it look like sprinkles? I thought that was just right for the bakery!

Check out the pretty makes form others in the blog hop! And be sure to go to Sedef's blog to enter her lovely giveaway full of lots zakka goodies, fabric and a copy of her book!!

November 6: Sedef at Down Grapevine Lane (intro + giveaway)
November 7: Wynn at Zakka Art
November 8: Sarah at A Little Happy Place
November 9: Bridgette at The Family Hearth
November 10: Heidi at Fabric Mutt
November 11: Minki at Minki's Work Table
November 12: Ange at A Little Patchwork
November 13: Lauren at Molly and Mama
November 14: Michelle at Cole & Taffy
November 15: Nadra at Ellis & Higgs
November 16: Amy at Nana Company
November 17: Faith at Sarana Ave
November 18: Debbie at Happy Little Cottage
November 19: Erin at Why Not Sew
November 20: Amanda at Jedi Craft Girl
November 21: Melissa at Oh How Sweet
November 22: Stacy at Stacy Olson Design
November 23: Ayda at Cafe Nohut
November 24: Peta at She Quilts A Lot
November 25: Amanda at A Crafty Fox
November 26: Keera at Live Love Sew
November 27: Sharon at Lilabelle Lane
November 28: Kate at The Homemakery
November 29: Jemima at Tied With A Ribbon
November 30: Jodie at Ric Rac
December 1: Anorina at Samelia's Mum
December 2: Alisha at Ministry of Fabric
December 3: Xanthe at Wife-made
December 4: Cheri at Tinker With This
December 5: Kristyne at Pretty By Hand
December 6: Kimberly at Fat Quarter Shop
December 7: Veronica at Vivid Felicity
December 8: Shari at Doohikey Designs
December 9: Jina at Jina Barney Designz
December 10: Emma at Emma Jean Jansen
December 11: Sedef at Down Grapevine Lane (wrap up + giveaway winner)

Thanks so much to Sedef and Tuva Publishing for including me in the blog hop!

Happy Sewing, friends!
xo Erin

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

First Blush Blog Hop & Giveaway

Hello! Today is my stop on the First Blush Blog Hop. First Blush is the debut fabric line by Ruby Red Designs for Windham Fabrics.

I fell in love with these gorgeous colors as soon as I saw the bundle of fabric that Windham had sent me. They're really vibrant but sweet and have such a great vintage look to them.

I wanted to use a traditional block and make a quilt with my bundle. I chose a flower block and paired two prints together saving all the green prints for the leaves. I had all of my floral blocks made and it just needed something more.

I decided to make some alternating chain blocks to increase the size. I originally thought I was going to go with a very scrappy look with the chains but instead I chose all the reds and light blues to "anchor" the scrappiness of the rest of the quilt. My daughter and I loved this one so much that I plan on making it even bigger

There is also a new First Blush Block of the Month happening, which is designed by It’s Sew Emma and uses a special 30 degree Starburst ruler by Creative Grids.
Windham and Aurifil have a fantastic giveaway for you all! Everyday of the blog hop they are giving a way a full fat quarter bundle of First Blush and a matching Aurifil thread set. How awesome is that!?! 
Leave a comment below to enter the giveaway and check out the lovely bloggers in the blog hop to see what they've made and more chances to win:

Monday, 10 October – Chris Dodsley, @made by ChrissieD
Tuesday, 11 October – Sinta @Pink Pincushion
Wednesday, 12 October –  The Jolly Jabber @Fat Quarter Shop
Friday, 14 October – Jennie @Clover & Violet 
Saturday, 15 October – Hillary Jordan @Aurifil
Sunday, 16 October- Tina Egner @Emily Ann’s Kloset
Monday, 17 October – Kristyne Czepuryk @PRETTY by hand
Tuesday, 18 October – Allison Harris @Cluck Cluck Sew
Wednesday, 19 October – Erin Cox @Why Not Sew?
Thursday, 20 October – Angie Wilson @Gnome Angel
Friday, 21 October – Debbie @Happy Little Cottage
Saturday, 22 October – Heidi Staples @Fabric Mutt
Sunday, 23 October – Leanne Elliott @daisy and jack handmade
Monday, 24 October – Greg Jones @Grey Dogwood Studio
Tuesday, 25 October – Wendy Sheppard @Ivory Spring
Wednesday, 26 October – Stephanie Lynn Denton @Creative Reveries
Thursday, 27 October – Lisa Ruble @Love To Color My World

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Happy Sewing!
xo Erin

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

AGF Timber Quilt

Good morning! I am so excited to share with you the quilt I made using the free pattern called Timber by Art Gallery Fabrics and Fat Quarter Shop. It's one of the many free patterns in the AGF stitched with Kimberly series.

I love this pattern. It's so easy to cut, piece and sew. The blocks are big and go together in a snap, making a nice sized quilt that measures 64.5" x 80.5". 

Kimberly used Heartland fabrics by Pat Bravo for her quilt. There is a kit available for it HERE.  For my quilt I used Amy Sinibaldi's pretty Playground fabric.

I was so anxious to finally see it up close and work with it. I love how it turned out! My middle daughter claimed this quilt as soon as the fabric came.

The color combination in this block is my fave. These two fabrics look so sweet together.

This is such a fun and versatile pattern. It's a fun twist on a modern plus quilt.

Here is the link for the free pdf pattern.
Here is the link for the video tutorial.

Here is a list of the other bloggers who made the Timber quilt! Thank you AGF for the beautiful fabric!

Tina from Emily Ann's Kloset
Melissa from Happy Quilting
Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl
Melanie from Mostly Crafty
Natalia from Piece N' Quilt
Megan from Quilt Story
Heather from Quilt Story
Afton from Quilting Mod
Erin from Why Not Sew  

Happy Sewing!
xo Erin

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Lovely Little Patchwork Blog Tour ~ Sew Along

Hello! Today I'm so happy to share with you a little project I made from my friend Kerri Horsley's wonderful book Lovely Little Patchwork ~ 18 Projects to Sew Through the Seasons.

I have been such a fan of Kerri's work for years. She has such a great eye for color and fabulous taste in fabrics. Her book is full of beautiful projects with just as beautiful pictures and graphics. It's a feast for your eyes. 

I wanted to make everything from the book! I hope I eventually get the chance to. For today's post though, since it's fall, I chose the Patchwork Pumpkin & Maple Leaf Placemat. 

I think it is such an adorable project and it also gave me the chance to work with colors I don't tend to use very much. 

I haven't played with my stash in a long time. It was fun to pull out some much loved Japanese prints, reproductions and OOP fabrics that I've collected. 

I love the pockets for the napkin and utensils. 

It's such a fun touch to add to the placemat. The pumpkin maple leaf block is so cute too!  I'd love to use this block for a matching fall tablerunner. 

have plans to make this sweet sewing kit next. It's just beautiful. 

Check out what others have made from Kerri's Lovely Little Patchwork book!

Sharon Yeager
Kristin Cobb

Congratulations Kerri! You did a beautiful job making a fantastic book! 

Happy Sewing!
xo Erin

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Apple Farm Dahlia Quilt

Good morning! Today I'm sharing my Dahlia quilt I made using Apple Farm by Elea Lutz. Stop by the Penny Rose blog for more details and pics of this super cute "vintagey" quilt! 

Happy Sewing!
xo Erin 

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

I'm a Calendar Girl

I'm so honored that one of my quilts is in the That Patchwork Place 2017 Quilt Calendar. 

My Love Birds quilt from my book is in the calendar for February. How exciting! 

Martingale has asked us "calendar girls" to take a selfie with our quilt from the calendar. So, although I am not much of a selfie taker, here is mine. 

All of the quilts included in the calendar come with full instructions to make each one. It's beautiful! 

I have an extra calendar to give away to one of you! Leave a comment below and I'll pick a winner in a few days! I hope your having a lovely summer (or winter).

Happy Sewing!
xo Erin 



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